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CNN

Scottie Andrew

5 July 2020

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The CAHOOTS crisis-response program saves its city money and its people living on the streets a great deal of unwanted police contact – contact that in other places is a common cause of excessive force and arrests tha...

Montana Public Radio

Sarah Brown

25 June 2020

Billings, Montana, United States

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As the traditional food supply chain is upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local food systems in Montana are connecting farmers and ranchers with buyers. The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub, a cooperative that started ...

Berkeleyside

Frances Dinkelspiel

25 June 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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City officials in Berkeley have recently implemented a mobile testing site for Covid-19 to better reach vulnerable populations throughout the region. Although the physical testing site will remain as the central point...

NHPR

Daniela Allee

24 June 2020

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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In Nashua, New Hampshire, public health officials have set up a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot of a church to better serve minority communities. The testing site caters to both drive-up and walk-up appointme...

The Discourse

David Minkow

24 June 2020

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

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A coalition of local groups in the Cowichan region focused on the welfare of vulnerable populations during COVID-19 opened five tenting sites that have provided people experiencing homelessness with safety, meals, and...

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Marissa Plescia

23 June 2020

Minnesota, United States

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As the novel coronavirus disrupts how farmers get their products to consumers, many of them are looking for mental health resources to manage their stress. While the stigma of mental health issues prevents some farmer...

The New Yorker

John Seabrook

22 June 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Telehealth is being implemented and used across the United States to assist both patients and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. Although this practice has its limitations and cannot replace in-person diagnostic...

The Washington Post

Tara Bahrampour

19 June 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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When the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in widespread lockdowns, a Washington, D.C. Episcopal day school partnered with a retirement home to help students and seniors provide companionship to one another and decrease lone...

NBC News

Erin Einhorn

16 June 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the pandemic forced schools to close, educators in Detroit had to take on the role of "detectives" in order to track down missing students and help them stay on-track. After realizing the extent of the impact th...

Bangor Daily News

Judy Harrison

16 June 2020

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Bangor drug court in Maine has turned to the use of Zoom to keep in contact with program participants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although meeting via video call can disguise some physical symptoms of drug use, this...

High Country News

Anna V. Smith

11 June 2020

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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CAHOOTS, the 31-year-old program considered a model for the growing number of community-based crisis programs, fielded more than 24,000 calls in 2019, less than 1% of which required police involvement. The program's u...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Allie Barton

9 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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To meet the financial needs of undocumented immigrants caught in the gap left by the federal CARES Act pandemic relief program, the advocacy group Aliento has distributed financial aid, educated workers about unemploy...

Outriders

Hanna Liubakova

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8 June 2020

Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil

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Aula em Casa, which translates to School at Home, is a television program that features class material for students living in remote parts of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, who likely have televisions, but not acces...

edibleWOW

Kate Roff

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Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, small farmers in Michigan are coming up with different business models in order to get their produce into consumers’ hands. Fisheye Farms in Detroit created a community-supported agricult...

Las Vegas Optic

Ryan Lowery

4 June 2020

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Alamosa, Colorado, gives police officers the option of sending people to substance abuse treatment rather than straight into the criminal justice system. Used i...

Staten Island Advance

Jordan Hafizi

31 May 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society are living in due to...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jason Laughlin

26 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's local government and health care providers are working to improve access to health care and coronavirus testing in minority and low-income neighborhoods. While a testing center is the newest addition to...

Pioneers Post

Asad Pabani

26 May 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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Two organizations in Pakistan are working to tackle the country’s waste problem. Saaf Suthra Sheher in Islamabad set up partnerships with offices and schools to process their dry waste like plastics and glass. TrashIt...

Yes! Magazine

Stephanie Hiller

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21 May 2020

California, United States

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To help small farmers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations in California are aiding in their transition to community supported agriculture, or CSA, models that directly connect farmers to consu...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

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21 May 2020

Washington, United States

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More than a dozen states are participating in a SNAP program, allowing people experiencing economic hardship to purchase food online from retailers. While only certain online retailers allow for food stamp purchases a...

WBUR

Deborah Becker

21 May 2020

United States

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When the pandemic hit, substance abuse centers had to quickly adapt and determine how they would stay in touch with patients who may be more likely than ever to use. Around-the-clock phone lines, telehealth, and take-...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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20 May 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The city of Detroit’s government spearheaded new partnerships at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to provide transit options for people living in city shelters and residents who don’t have cars to access COVID-19...

VT Digger

Katie Jickling

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17 May 2020

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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The move to telemedicine was made necessary due to the coronavirus outbreak, but in Vermont, many health clinics are planning to continue incorporating the practice even after the pandemic dissipates. Although there a...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

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14 May 2020

Ahoskie, North Carolina, United States

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To better address the necessary adaptions made to the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic, such as utilizing telemedince to abide by social distancing regulations, health insurance companies in North Ca...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

14 May 2020

Enterprise, Oregon, United States

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A community health care clinic in Oregon’s Wallowa County has been able to offer mental health services to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic thanks in part to an already-established virtual practice. In plac...

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